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in this economy. >> a dire financial picture for the u.s. postal service takes center stage in d.c. today. linda bell joins us from bloomberg headquarters in new york. good wednesday mourned. >> -- morning. >> the postmaster general is expected to make a major announcement this morning. he will respond to a board of governors recommendation to accelerate the restructuring of the postal service. the question is what does this mean? postal service employees say this could mean closing some facilities next month instead of next year and possibly stopping saturday service. we will be watching closely. if you have visited fema parks like fantasyland in florida they have had better than expected earnings. -- theme parks. fantasylands should be done by sometime next year. if you think the economy is hurting your love life. 2/3 of singles say they have not changed their habits over the past the four years. 54% of single will not take someone with considerable credit card debt. d.c. residents have been hit with cupid's arrow. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. >> we learn something new from you every d
's electric power grid. what about the american water supply? 1,000 spies at work tonight. what does the u.s. do next? brian ross is here. >>> his story. olympic athlete oscar pistorius in court today. tonight, what he says about why he shot his girlfriend. >>> made in america? could the next pope be from boston? meet the cardinal rising to the top of the list. >>> and, the secret of success. how to turn your family into a dynamic, happy team, making sure everyone wins. >>> good evening. a new report tonight lifts the veil on a kind of invisible war. china, unleashing its full spy power on american power grids and the wealth of american manufacturing. a new report even locates this building in shanghai. it doesn't look threatening, but what are they doing inside? and what does it mean for americ america's national security? here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: the chinese people's liberation army is the biggest military force in the world, with more than 2 million soldiers. but it is the thousand or so in this nondescript building in shanghai that may pose the biggest threat to the u.s. thi
test site. the white house calls it a highly provocative act that threatens u.s. security and international peace. it has prompted the u.n. security council to hold an emergency meeting later this morning. brianne carter will have much more on this developing story coming up in our 5:00 hour as well. >> tonight the focus will be on president obama as he delivers his state of the union. >> he is expected to press congress to improve more -- approve more tax increases and spending cuts. >> president obama's state of the union speech tonight will focus primarily on jobs and the economy. it is expected to be different than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to the speech and how we grow the economy so everybody can participate and get a fair shot. >> president a look at clean energy education, and infrastructure. he warns against the automatic spending cuts. adding additional spending would require congressional approval putting mr. obama on a collision course with house republicans. >> it's time for washington to get back to the basics. we canno
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or this is or not a hate crime. that u.s. attorney office has declined to comment. prosecutors will have to prove killed jonesry specifically because he was transgendered. the government faces a first- charge. we are told a hate crime conviction would not add to jail time. satellitess -- and a center, richard reeve, abc 7 news. he claimed he was mistreated during his sentence for an assault. he was heldce says confinement and denied medical care. use signable to language because of the way his hands were handcuffed. the corrections department has not yet commented on the lawsuit. three high school students face child ethnography charges. the 15 and 16-year-old boys are accused of making sex tapes and caring that when classmates. some parents we spoke with at the school today said they are angry. victims areemale minors. others went to local schools. police tell us tonight that the arrest of the three suspects january 11. as investigation continues, ande could be more charges more victims coming forward. after learning about sex tape allegations in late november, parents say the school resource school at
in our satellite center latest. >> good afternoon. the turkish prime minister says u.s. embassy bomber is domestic weapons group. identity this his noon. do know this investigation at this hour overseas washington. >> state department officials the terrorist attack just outside the u.s. around 6:15 this eastern time. said the expected suicide bomber set off a bomb, killing himself and at least one other who officials say it was an embassy guard. several others were injured. the bomb appears to have inside a security checkpoint within the embassy. the door to the embassy was off but the ambassadors say the inside of the embassy not sustain any damage. collects these attacks are the peace and welfare of the country. we will stand tall. we will stay together and overcome it. >> the embassy is heavily protected and located next to several other embassies. while there has been no official from the white house u.s. embassy here in d.c., sources say top government closeals are keeping a eye on the situation. >> we will continue to fight terrorism together. >> at this hour, just within the pas
. american airlines and u.s. airways agreeing to a merger, they would become the world's biggest airline. >> in south africa, an olympic sprinter and double amputee has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman. good morning, washington. it's thursday, february 14. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to meteorologist jacqui jeras on this valentine's day. >> happy valentine's day, everybody. we got an inch of snow or less across the area. just a trace at reagan national. i cannot even see anything on the grass. germantown had an inch as well as winchester. just shy of an inch in wgaithersburg. most of its stock to the grassy areas. temperatures hovering around the freezing mark. watch for slick spots on the roadways this morning especially if they are elevated. 35 degrees at reagan national. a beautiful day to look forward to. lots of sunshine with a high around 49 degrees. a big cooldown for the weekend. the seven-day forecast is minutes away. first, jamee? >> i needed to scrape my window. so little extra time is needed for that. watch for slick spots especially brid
to begin february 11. >> overseas, the u.s. embassy in turkey attacked this morning the white house calling it a terrorist act. a suicide bomber struck just outside of the gate, killing a guard. suzanne kennedy is monitoring the story from the satellite center. >> turkish authorities are looking into whether this was in retaliation for the arrest of dozens of alleged terrorists. the attack could have been far worse, but the attacker was not able to get past the initial checkpoint. the explosion went off at 1:15 local time at the u.s. embassy. two people were killed, at the suicide bomber and the turkish guard. preliminary indication is that it was connected with a left- wing militant group. turkish authorities were quick to condemn the>> these are against peace and welfare of our country. we will stand tall, stay together, and overcome this. >> it took place inside of the security checkpoint, at a side entrance to the building. ambulances swarmed the area as the police presence was stepped up. the guard was killed was standing outside of the checkpoint, while the two who were wounded or mor
story overnight. get ready for more hackers of u.s. computer systems. the intelligence community believes the united states is a target of massive cyber espionage campaign. >>> alts overnight, we learned two top navy submarine officers have been relieved of duty a month after an accident in the persian gulf. the per scope of the sub collided with a vessel on january 10th. a spokeswoman said the navy lost confidence in the men's leadership abilities. >>> a special honor today at the whois. the medal of honor to former army staff sergeant clinton romesha. he's being honored for a battle that killed eight americans. he served two nours iraq. >>> coming up, a region still on alert. >> the man hunt heating up overnight. >>> familiarity "the pulse",the college student who is snuck into the super bowl and filmed the whole thing. >>> welcome back, everybody. gas prices, keep rising. the national average this morning is $3.58 a gallon, up seven cents in the past week and 27 cents in the past month. u.s. oil production is booming rite now. but oil futures are also rising. that's because of
perez. >> the u.s. is in the cross hairs. the intelligence community reportedly believes the united states is the target of a mass of cyber espionage campaign. they identified china as the main threat. several reports say apple closing next mobile device may be wristwatch that will perform some of the same functions as a smartphone including messages and pavements -- payments. there's a game that you manage circles to reach a total of 100. it is one of the brainy games on the ipad. >> it is a relaxing game, but is maybe a little hard at work for your brain. >> it's available also on the iphone. [hirring ] [ creaking ] [ male announcer ] trophies a awards lift you up. but they can also hold you back. unless you ask, what's next? [ zapping ] [ clang this is the next level of performance. the next level of innovation. the next rx. the f sport. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> in laurel and beltsville the tub water should start clearing up today. a contractor broken water main on the weekend causing cloudy water and low water pressure. officials say
of this for us. >> the big issue on capitol hill today will be u.s. drones that killed thousands of terrorism but have also taken of more than 300 civilians. k will be obama's picl on the hot seat. republicans and democrats will about theand answers drones.nmanned >> i suggest to you that these against alrikes are ethical and just. >> administration''s the "killigns off on list. gone 700% drones has under the obama administration. has a secret base in saudi arabia. >> if threshold guess too low, will forget how much scar have built up in this country. the white house defends the drones but has agreed to turn thatclassified documents lay out the way the program responds. one document comes directly from justice department that withoutlly says even evidence, american-born .errorists can be killed live on capitol hill, john gonzalez. >> a senate panel has postponed on chuck hagel's to become defense secretary. republicans said they were dissatisfied with information he lastded the panel during week's confirmation hearing. they want more details about his as hiseeches as well business dealings. t
of unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists. as we learn about a top-secret u.s. drone base overseas. >>> storm watch. millions bracing for a blizzard that could start tonight. snow amounts not seen in years. >>> and it was the biggest powerball prize since that $600 million megajackpot. overnight, someone became $200 million richer. >> clearly not us. >>> and fashn police ready to crack down at sunday's grammy awards. >>> and good thursday morning, everybody. they are the not-so-secret weapons of the war on terror. unmanned drones, dispatched to places not safe for u.s. troops. >> under the obama administration, their use has increased. but it's now under serious fire on capitol hill. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: president obama's pick for cia director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at his confirmation hearing this afternoon. democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the administration's point person on drones, the man who signs off on the kill list.
in maryland or virginia. 270, travel lanes are open. a quiet trip. in frederick there is a closure of u.s. route 40 south of 70. this is near langdon road. there was a crash involving a pickup truck and a car. that is south of interstate 70 on u.s. 340. a good ride on 95. 395, no problems. back to you. >> thank you. we want to update you on a story we brought you yesterday that is continuing to unsold regarding billing pixar oscar pistorius -- th olympie olympics star oscar pistorius. qusseir jummy olabanji. >> we are told that when the judge read the murder charge officially out loud, oscar put his hhead in his hands and began sobbing. his family is there supporting him. and some family members and friends of the victim, 30-year- old reeva steenkamp, a model, his girlfriend. she was shot and killed yesterday in his home. he is charged with her murder. more than 100 people are in the courtroom seats right now including dozens of reporters photographers, and camera people, in south africa. we are expected to get more information with the next hour or so. as soon as we do, we will pass it a
bars >> a huge merger takes off. american airlines and u.s. airways prepared to create the world's largest airline clerks are you ready for this it's one of the new ingredients on the new beyonce sandwich "good morning washington at 5:00 begins now. >> >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> i'm not sure where we were going with that story. it's thursday, february 14. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. it's valentine's day. scott and cynne forever, i like to call it. >> that is so sweet. >> it's a great day for friends or more than friends. snow lovers are not as happy today. not much accumulation in d.c. a few spots got around an inch. germantown at about an inch. gaithersburg, just shy of an inch. chantilly had about a quarter of an inch. the road could be a little slippery and elevated areas. otherwise just wet. 35 degrees in d.c. and 34 at dulles 36 in martinsburg and 30 in manassas. the forecast will bring up your mood. lots of sunshine, temperatures in the upper 40's, almost 50 this afternoon. a big cooldown in the seven-day forecast. w
and for the struggling u.s. postal service. starting august 5, the agency says it will stop delivering certain types of mail on saturday. that could save $2 billion per year. not everyone is on board with this decision. >> they are trying to close a $21 billion gap. the postmaster general says there are getting rid of the six-day package delivery will continue. any post office open on saturday will remain open. >> our new delivery settled schedule helps us reduce some of the pressure. >> this is the best way to save money. customers say they think there are other solutions out there. >> they should raise rates and keep 60 service. >> this customer says he would be willing to pay more postage if the post office keeps his current delivery schedule. the president of the national association of letters caria says -- carriers says -- >> it is not important. it does not affect me at all. >> following a developing story after d.c. police were involved in the shooting this morning in northwest washington. john gonzalez has been following that story. he has the latest. >> is a disturbing scene that has playe
to be prepared to deal with that. >> north korea called a defensive measure against the u.s.. president barack obama say the tests do not make north korea more secure. he called it a highly provocative act that undermines regional stability and warrants action. several countries including germany, japan, and north korea's only ally china, joined the u.s. in the opposition. south koreans called it unforgivable. >> this government have investigating nuclear tests while their people are starving. this has to stop. >> this is very regrettable and i hope the south korean government working alongside the international community will stay strong so north korea will never be able to do it again. >> analysts say the timing of this is not a coincidence. this comes just aft -- just hours before the president's state of the union address. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> if we are also learning details about the man suspected of opening fire in a delaware court house. law officials say the shooter was 68-year-old thomas. that identity has not been confirmed. christine belford was killed yesterday. more tha
government programs such as surveillance of non-u.s. citizens outside the u.s. the justices will also consider whether the sniff of a police dog on someone's porch requires a warrant. >> martha stewart and macy's in court. >> and walmart is blaming washington for hurting sales at its stores. linda bell joins us from bloomberg headquarters in new york to explain. >> wall street heading back to work after the presidents day holiday weekend. walmart continues to be on the watch list today after saying february 5 was a disaster. executives blame the payroll tax issues and returns for low sales. family dollar stores, target and supermarket chains are encountering similar effects. microsoft is looking to change the face of e-mail. it is officially released in the final version of its outlook today. microsoft wants the old homtail users to use the new service. macy's is suing martha stewart's company. macy's claims it has an exclusive right to sell her brand of items including cookware and bedding. researchers say make sure your home smells just write if you want someone to buy it. if you ev
on the keystone pipeline. it would carry oil from canada to refineries in the u.s. it would create 20,000 new jobs and health the u.s. become energy independent but opponents say it will destroy property and the environment. >> this is about your fundamental right as an american the people will take your property because corporations can make money. >> secretary of state john kerry will be involved, and he will make a recommendation to the president. now the president delayed a decision because of environmental concerns. >> the lights are back on for more than 1000 virginia power customers. they were without power for much of the day, and that is because of a car accident. police say the car crashed into power poles and knocked them down. the crews replaced them this afternoon. >> it is expected to be one of the most contentious issues. how to deal with immigration reform. we may have an idea of the administration's plans after a draft plan of the proposal. it would create a path to citizenship. the president also wants to beef up border security and require employees to check the immigration
in the u. may have to go to the back of thee line, but yoyou are waiting in the u.s., legal in the u.s., working in the u.s., you have everything you want having arrived the other guys are waiting in brazil and hong kong. the line here is one where you are already in the united states. >> charles is right about that but that is the point, getting rid of the shadow economy, the shadowow estence. getting these folks on the path to citizenship. if you know anybody who has been here initially illegally, youu know even when they get a green card, their entirire existence is devoted to getting citizenship. a green card is not their only desire. >> what about senator sessions' point about thehe unlawful flow of people into the country? >> the way we always have, and we have got much better. if you look at the n numbers of people who are caught at t -- some of this petition is due to the economy but a great deal of it is not. you just have to look to the resources we have put in and the successes. at som point, it is case of diminishing returns. you cannot makit like east berlin on the border.
chevy malibu, the cheaper.g and the latest in a possible between u.s. airways and american. the to see you this morning, a.nd >> they are talking a lot about u.s. air-american merger for quite some time. they tell us here at the number that they are inching closer to form the world's biggest carrier. something could be hammered out week. do keep in mind that the deal be -- could still apart. in the meantime, allied financial is gearing up to repay the garment all of its bailout money. this year, -- the government all of its bailout money. speaking of autos, say you are for a new car. general motors is lowering the chevy malibu. the average price was cut by about $450. this is all part of an effort for the malibu to compete with better-selling mid-sized sedans like the toyota camry. more coming up in the next hour. live at blumberg had in quarters in new york. >> that is quite a distinction. thank you so much. it is 4:37 right now. it is 36 degrees. >> a huge reward has now been offered for information leading est and conviction of a former lapd officer wanted for murder. testill have t
by the white house. >> this project has not been approved yet. the pipeline will bring oil from canada to the u.s. but is a subject of heated debate. >> drums of protest on a cold day. >> this is a big deal. >> thousands rally against the pipeline. >> the dispalcement of people, it is about big money -- >> the 1700 mile pipeline from alberta, canada to multiple refineries is in the midst of a complicated process. the oil industry sais the pipeline would create 20,000 new jobs and give the u.s. energy independence. it would expand access to secure supplies of canadian crude. as much as 800,000 barrels a day. >> there will be an environmental disaster. >> these protestors worry about oil leaks, greenhouse gasses and imminent domain. >> this is about your fundamental rights so the corporations can make money. >> they say the oil companies will win and the public will lose. >> they will sell it to china or the highest bidder. >> the american petroleum institute said 69% of american votorsers support the project. the state department will make the decision, asis it is international. >> the national m
-moving developments after that attack at the u.s. embassy in turkey. tonight, the surveillance video of the suicide bomber just moments before the attack and new information on his motive against america. abc's nick schifrin reporting in from turkey. >> good evening. they say the attacker was a 40-year-old with enough explosives to destroy a two-story building. lives were saved thanks to tight security. and the bravery of one man. tonight, new grainy footage of the bomber on state tv. he belonged to a leftist militant group, it posted photos of him showing off, wearing his suicide belt. for the attack, he disguised himself as a delivery man. just seconds after that video, he entered the embassy's side gate. that's when the security guard realized that something was wrong. he told his colleagues to run away, protecting them, at the cost of his own life. >> sacrificing his life, he saved many others. turks and americans at our mission. so we're profoundly grateful for mustafa's service. >> reporter: today, his small hometown carried him to his grave. they remembered him in silence, as a father, a hus
-byes. >>> also this morning, cyber warfare. breaking overnight, invasive attacks on u.s. interests online. and now, we may know who's behind them. >>> severe storms. rough weather is in store for millions today. >>> and a daredevil with a driver's license going end-over-end in a mini cooper. >>> and good morning. we begin with breaking news. emotional, new details about the murder case against olympic runner oscar pistorius. >> those details all stem from last thursday's shooting death of pistorius' model girlfriend. they're being laid out in a small courthouse in pretoria, south africa. here's tahman bradley. >> reporter: oscar pistorius appeared in court this morning for a bail hearing. the double-amputee is charged with murdering his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp on valentine's day. >> i saw him as a lonely young man. very heartbroken and sad. >> reporter: despite the murder charge, one legal expert thinks pistorius has a shot at bail. >> everybody knows who he is. it's not as if he can hide and get a passport and go overseas without anybody noticing him. >> reporter: pistorius' family a
. southeast southwest freeway d.c. 295 looking good. u.s. park police say that the parkway is incident free. the beltway near route 4 pennsylvania avenue looking good, as does 270. back to you. >> thank you. it's 5:11, 37 degrees on this tuesday. >> burger king has to do a whopper of damage control on twitter. wh >> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington" with cynne simpson and scott thuman. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> taking our top stories. two firefighters and residents were taken to the hospital after two alarm fire at a manassas apartment building. flames broke out late monday night on lady jane loop. no word on what caused the fire. the red cross is assisting 60 residents displaced. olympic sprinter oscar pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend. prosecutors said the double amputee shot reeva steenkamp four time through a bathroom door on valentine's day. bail hearing comes as her family holds a memorial service former. investigators are looking for the person or persons who killed a school and high-school st
of congress. >>> and after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau has decided to drop the word negro on its forms and surveys. negro will no longer appear as an option for race, alongside black or african-american. many americans view the word as offensive and outdated. duh. >>> c. everett koop, the nation's most famous and influential surgeon general has died at 96. president reagan appointed koop in 1981. he was instrumental on changing america's views on smoking. he endorsed condoms and sex education to help stop the spread of aids. he was a frequent visitor to dartmouth until his death. >>> pope benedict is leaving it to the cardinals of the catholic church. benedict changed the rules, allowing the cardinals to move up the can clave start date if all of them arrive at the vatican before the 15-day waiting period ends. benedict's resignation takes effect on thursday. >>> prosecutors have asked that manslaughter charges be brought against the costa concordia cruise ship. 32 people, including 2 americans, died in that accident. >>> and coming up after the break, stocks sliding yet a
in the u.s. whether to arm the rebels in that country or not. it seems former secretary of state hillary clinton was for it. leon panetta was for it. but the white house put the stop on that, because they said we don't want those weapons to fall into the wrong hands. this has been a quagmire for two years now. >> we're talking about 70,000 people dead. it's cost the government $48 billion, billion with a b. the economy that's already crippled, now it's costing them the equivalent of that much money. the u.n. now says war crime charges should be brought on both sides, the government and the rebels. so it's just something -- and we have to watch it from afar. >> we'll be right back after this. ♪ welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about ♪ >> that takes you back, doesn't it? of course, welcome back to robin roberts, taking her "gma" anchor seat. we watched as he turned her private health battle into a campaign for bone marrow transplants. >> four, three -- >> hi, it's robin. i have been waiting 174 days to say this. good morning, america. >> reporter: but no one could s
for lance armstrong. he has until the end of the day to come clean under oath to u.s. anti-doping agents about his use of illegal drugs while winning seven straight tour de france titles. if that doesn't happen, he may not have his lifetime ban from organized sports reduced. armstrong and his team are also dealing with a massive whistleblower lawsuit. >>> we could learn today if oscar pistorius will be let out on bail or if he will await his trial on a murder charge in jail. he is in court at this hour. pistorius' attorneys and prosecutors presented their versions of how reeva steenkamp was killed last thursday. pistorius will be tried for premeditated murder. he claims he thought an intruder was in his bathroom, so he shot through the door. only after breaking down that door did he realize he had shot his girlfriend. >> i'm not lawyer, but here's my question. your girlfriend is spending the night. you wake up, she's not there. you think there's an intruder in the bathroom, but you don't know where she is. >> he says he thought she was still in bed. that's what he's saying. he's saying h
by the u.u.s. department of healalth and human services. ♪ >>> welcome back, everybody. obviously we have some very serious news we're about to bring you right now in this segment. one of the celebrations i missed the most about living in new orleans is mardi gras, especially the good food, the drinks. tim laird, america's chief entertainer is here to show us how you can enjoy the flavors of mardi gras wherever you may be. >> we're bringing mardi gras to you. >> after ten years in new orleans, i miss everything on here. >> let's start out with the traditional dessert, bananas foster. >> it's good for your heart. >> a half stick of butter goes in, then a whole cup of brown sugar. and then a couple of shakes of cinnamon goes in to give it some flavor. >> as much entertaining as you do, new orleans is one of the great party and food cities on the planet. >> they do it right. it is the best city for that. while this is cooking down, let's make a hurricane. >> i like that idea. >> here is a picture of hurricanes. about eight ounces of orange juice, eight ounces of pineapple juice, eight ounces
. the u.s. and much of the west convinced that iran continues to work toward those nuclear weapons. iran, of course, denying this and, as you point out, we are just days away now from the u.s. and iran joining a small group of others as they return to the negotiating table. we landed in iran, in a country where american journalists are rarely allowed to visit. rarer still, we were given access to the people, the streets of tehran. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the famous subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says "women only" right here. the back of the train, reserved for women. but beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look, there is something else on the move here. the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. it's being felt by this young woman and her mother. >> day to day, increasing prices. >> reporter: you see it day to day? >> yes.
head into a new week "on the money." it is the u.s. government versus standard & poor's. the most aggressive move yet by the justice department to hold accountable a financial company at the center of the financial melt down of 2008. the $5 billion civil suit charges s&p intended to defraud investors, aaa ratings they did not deserve. standard & poor's' attorney says not so farst fast. >> rhe ratings that were issued were believed by the people who issued them and that's what the government has got to disprove, that -- the government's got to show in this case not that a lot of people lost money because of their investments. the government has to show that standard & poor's literally disbelieved the tradings. >> meanwhile, choppy weweek for the markets. dow with its worse day of the year on monday falling triple digits and then getting most of that back on tuesday. the markets rebounded later in the week. so what's next? >> i still think we're going to have a correction. the markets started the year with the investors pretty complacent. now they're almost euphoric. everybody you h
. at the half, beyonce was on fire. the game was seen by millions. u.s. troops in kandahar, afghanistan, took time to watch. it's going to be awhile before people forget the power outage in the super dome. not caused by beyonce or the hair dryers for destiny's child. officials say it was an abnormality in the power system. >> you sure not the hair dryer? you sure about that? we've confirmed that? >> reporter: that's what i heard. >> that's not going to dryist. >> tahman bradley in washington, thank you for that. keep it right here. the "gma" super bowl party continue this is morning live from new orleans. you don't want to miss it. it's coming up at 7:00 in the morning. >>> following the developing story from southern california involving a deadly bus crash. at least eight people died when a tour bus hit a pickup truck on a remote highway about 80 miles east of l.a. dozens of people were taken to the hospital. the bus was apparently returns to tijuana from the big bear resort neeshl. the driver reportedly had problems with the brakes. >>> that crash comes a day after a bus carrying 42 high sc
-selling beer in the u.s. and corona is the best-selling import. >>> and speaking of booze, the u.s. is now the largest wine market on the planet. we consume 13% of what is produced worldwide. overseas wines now account for more than one-third of the sales. the gallo winery is one of the hottest, increasing shipments faster than the rest of the industry. >> who new? >> i hope, since this is your last day on the early morning news, you'll have glass of wine or two with breakfast when you get home this morning. >> yes this is our happy hour. >> it's been a pleasure. >> like wise, like wise. >>> well, next on this friday, bomb-detecting dogs are a key part of airport security. a new study says, they don't work. >>> and a tv veteran eyes another high-profile career. eat good fats. avoid bad. don't go over 2000... 1200 calories a day. carbs are bad. carbs are good. the story keeps changing. so i'm not listening... to anyone but myself. i know better nutrition when i see it: great grains. great grains cereal starts whole and stays whole. see the seam? more processed flakes look nothing like natur
snowstorm for boston. >> u.s. a soccer gets run over by the bicycle kick. i have highlights, coming up next in sports. >> and now, the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> the washington wizards are playing a different brand of basketball since new year's. they believe they are a team on the rise. the defense was setting up the offense. he gets the ball and he is off to the races. goes coast-to-coast and scores the bucket with a spin move. then the wizard's beat the knicks at their own game. watch this. back in the quartercorner. washington wins its ninth game since new year's, 106-96. the first wednesday in february as national signing day for high school football players. the on long -- maryland coach is the most excited about the gatorade player of the year in d.c. he turned down florida state to stay at home. the linebacker from friendship collegiate is big time. he was rated in the top 30 nationally. >> we created competition. we got that, we got athleticism and speed. that is one of the big things when you look at this 22-member class. the speed and the
on u.s. consulates in libya and turkey. it heads to a vote in the house. >> a florida judge denied defense requests to delay the trial of george zimmerman. the former neighborhood watch volunteer is charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of an all mourned t -- unarmed teenager trayvon martin. zimmerman claims he shot martin in self-defense after the teen attack him. the trial will begin as scheduled june 10. today trayvon martin's family and friends are celebrating what would have been his 18th birthday. >> a 5-year-old boy held hostage for nearly a week in and of the grant -- underground bunker in alabama has now been reunited with his mother. authorities storm the bunker after negotiation with suspect jimmie lee dykes broke down. officials are not releasing any details on the rate but they say he was shot and killed. police and family of a boy named ethan are just glad he is safe. >> he is happy to be home. he is very excited. like a said, he is happy to be home. and he looks good. he looks good. >> ethan's six birthday is tomorrow. the investigators have many d
. >> and this has been a ben affleck thriller about the six americans who escaped the iranian takeover of the u.s. embassy in 1979. fast forward. one of the survivors lived in fairfax county. greta cruz get your thoughts on the film. >> we can see them through the window coming across the compound. there were saying death to america, death to the shoah. >> it was not hollywood. it was real. she and her husband were state department workers who escaped when iranian militants stormed the u.s. embassy and took 52 hostages. stafford and five others hid in canadian officials homes for 80 days. >> we would sit on the couch and feel that all they because we're putting them in danger. >> in science fantasy adventure. >> if i am doing a fake movie will be a fake head. >> this is the best bad idea we have. >> when the cia decided to get the mouth by if i am doing a fake movie having a faked canadian production crew pretend to make a sci-fi flick -- >> we were all relatively comfortable with it. >> i can play this role. i have been reading these books. all of them. >> the movie dodoes take liberties. there
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news, breaking news. tonight is news coming from the south pacific. that hasa tsunami on guard in the u.s. there is breaking details. thatere is an earthquake a believed to have caused in the south pacific. we received our first report. here is what we have learned. geologists are calling the veryation of the tsunami significant. as an army warning was for includingher islands .iji officials of hawaii evaluated if theretion to see watch or warning status. it does not appear that the beaiian islands will affected. we received ago, our first report that three a island were destroyed, but that is all that we have heard. there was a desperate effort on the part of residence tothose islands to get ground and scrambled tsunami. any changes or developments, we will let you .now the satellite center, it jay korff, abc 7 news. a big local story tonight. to jewelry robberies caught on camera. the first was in virginia and the second in maryland. here is the surveillance happenedthe attack hours ago. tom roussey is live in frederick with the latest. where this happened in frederick is right in the h
end of the campus. -- green features. the u.s. postal service is counting congress on its decision to end saturday mail delivery. >> jobs are back in focus on wall street. linda bell joining us from bloomberg headquarters to talk about those stories and more. >> let's begin with stock markets. looking at a flat start. jobless claims figures coming out ahead of the opening del paso. home-- ahead of the open and bell. home depot is looking to hire more than 80,000 temporary workers. that's a 14% increase from a year ago at a time the housing market is rebounding. the postal service is ending saturday mail delivery, but the packages will still make it to your doorstep on that day. the postal service is setting itself up for a possible showdown with congress. the reason is because it is ending the saturday mail service, but whether or not lawmakers approved, it says. there's a loss for 1981 requiring the postal service to deliver mail six days a week. postal service says it has decided to remove the language because it receives money from congress just like other agencies do. with your
failure to get a deal will have real consequences for u.s. military readiness. >> this is not a game. this is reality. >> if the automatic cuts go into effect he says expect action from the pentagon including furloughing as many as 800,000 civilian workers for up to 22 days. cutting back on army training and maintenance, shrinking naval operations and reducing air force flying hours and weapons and its. today a group of house republicans proposed cutting the federal work force by 10%. >> our defense should not be used as a bargaining chip because of other policy aspirations of people want to accomplish. >> house speaker john boehner called sequestration a bad idea. he says it was forced upon republicans by president obama. >> it is taking a meat ax to our government and many programs in national defense. >> experts warn the impact would be especially felt in the washington area. >> i am very concerned about it. >> this car salesman says he is optimistic. >> so far we have not seen much of a decline. we don't really see a decrease in sales, but possibly in the near future, yes. >> hou
stepped in to help students.n >> leon panetta says the speed the attack on the consulate u.s. forces from to saveng in time lives. told a panel today there were signs of an imminent attack last september. chris stevens and three other americans were killed. not as the raid was assault but too short a tax six hours apart. >> the confirmation hearing for nominee didama's in not start off as planned. protesters interrupted so many times the chairman stop the hearings of the room could be cleared. joins us.oper brennan did not even get his opening remarks. >> that the nomination has been surrounded by controversy. the chairman even complimented him for his forthcoming nature by he is surrounded about how the obama itsnistration is conducting war on terror. pakistan, a sum dalia -- >> please remove that woman. >> before the committee could get under way -- >> you are killing children. >> protesters interrupted the proceedings. >> the next time we are going to the chamber. >> dianne feinstein kicked out all observers. >> we have done this five times now. five times are enough. >> nc nominated t
. >> immigrants are a big part of why the u.s. is as successful as it is. >> immigration has long divided republicans and democrats. a bipartisan group is making progress towards compromise, which now seems in danger after plans from the white house leaked out. >> this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result or he does -- or does he want to get political a bandage in the next election? >> it is not going to work. we will not be able to get the votes to pass in the house. >> the president's new chief of staff insist it was only meant as a backup if the bipartisan proposal stalls in the house or senate. >> he says it is dead on arrival. >> keep in mind that the bipartisan compromise is still a work in progress. there is no actual plan yet to unveil. the democrats say give it time, and republicans say there will be a link between illegal immigrants obtain green cards and tightening border security. rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> new at 6:00, prince george's county is now the center of the gun-control debate, after announcing it ha
in december. several local residents, including a former u.s. senator other people will also be honored. president obama has a number of events planned today theuding a meeting with president of italy's. after noon he will leave the white house for chicago, where his proposals made during the state of the union. he heads to west palm beach, florida, for a weekend friends.ith his >> oscar pistorius appears in court today for the first time since being charged with murder. photographers and supporters police vehicle taking a amputee to a south african court. arrested thursday after he shot and killed his girlfriend, 30-year-old model reeva steenkamp. it's not clear what led to the shooting, but police had received calls in the past about issues and his home. >> the d.c. council will look the police department's handling of sexual assault cases. discuss ambers will by the human rights group. it's a sexual assault victims getting the response they deserve from the police department. there have been several sexual in northeast since august. today the council will also requests toding hire ad
on in his the administration. the scandal force her out. the u.s. attorney issued a statement saying that by all accounts, millicent west was a dedicated public servant who agreed to break the law to appease a crooked public official. he said this should be a lesson to all public officials and government employees that they should not jeopardize their careers to facilitate politicians. she is said to be sentenced on may 24th. >> thank you. less than a month after john leopold resigned after being found guilty of misconduct in office, and a rondo county has a -- anne arundel county has a new person in office. laura neuman serve the 22 months left on the term. >> an entire fleet of jets has been grounded after mechanics discovered a cracked engine blades. the f-35 is the pentagon pose the most expensive weapons program with an annual price tag of nearly four hundred billion dollars. the jets will be grounded until the investigation is complete. >> he is the south african olympian accused of killing his girlfriend. we will tell you what oscar pistorius had to give up in order to get out
critical threat facing the u.s. >> a protest over the keystone pipeline lead the rest of the white house today. robert f. kennedy jr.. protesters are demanding president obama reject the pipeline. they worry about environmental damage and a possible oil spill. to go a lot of talk recently about how to reduce gun violence. -- >> a lot of talk recently about how to reduce gun violence. northern virginia bureau chief joins us live from springfield. i understand this is about the straw man purchases. >> that is right. people who legally buy guns for people who cannot legally buy them for themselves. bob macdonald could be a safety task force and now promoting eight different bills aimed at curbing violence, mostly dealing with school safety. the strong men feel -- strawman bill deals with the purchases. take it you ask whether it should result in tougher penalties, you will find plenty of agreement. >> i would hope so. >> i would be in favor of stronger penalties. that is when someone legally buys a gun and sells it to someone who cannot buy on their own like a felon or someone with mental i
the airline industry. american airlines and u.s. airways will merge to create the largest airline in the world. it will be months before you see combine frequent flyer miles. it will be known as american airlines but will be operated by the u.s. air wis management team. we are monitoring the developments on the cruise ship stranded at sea. carnival acknowledges it had been played in the past by mechanical problems. the ship is expected to be moved by tomorrow. they are preparing to accommodate 4000 passengers. travelers said they had to relieve themselves and bags. sewage had been running down the walls. >> what a disaster. new at 11:00 a protest obesity at home. the d.c. fire department and the chief are under fire tonight as he outlined the plan to ensure the safety of everyone who lives and works in the district. jay korff on what is at the center of the divide in the impact on you. >> last year fire department rank-and-file members walked out on their chief's first state of the department of defense. tonight at the second address, they did not show up at all. >> only moments before the fir
spot with 27 games left to play. the legendary mike is stepping down as head coach of the u.s. olympic basketball team. the usa team won gold at both the london and beijing gains. 951 career wins. stepping down as the u.s. olympic basketball coach. how about bobby mitchell? he was honored in his home town of hot springs, arkansas, today. talk about a hometown hero. he is the best. instead of playing major league baseball, he played football for the university of illinois. world-record holder in track. way to go, bobbie. >> i do not remember any opportunity i have had to mention my home town that i did not do it. i often say whenever i'm talking, if bobby mitchell can make it, you can make it. [applause] >> the legend bobby mitchell. in baseball, ross that while there threw two score less innings. bobby mitchell. >> a great athlete and a real gentleman. >> it could be the biggest threat to any gun regulations. do yourself technology allowing you to manufacture the gun parts at home. some say it is an extension of the second amendment. others say it is a threat to public safety. tonight
's doing. >> reporter: but why now? dorner was honorably discharged from the u.s. navy reserves just last friday after ten years service, including a tour in the persian gulf. was that the trigger for this killing spree? or evidence of careful planning? >> i have more questions than i do have answers at this point. >> reporter: if corner gets his apparent wish, if he is killed, we might never know the whole truth. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >>> and nick and david will be staying on this story throughout the night. but we move next here to the great blizzard gathering strength and poised to beaear dn millions of american families across the northeast. experts say it could be the worst snowstorm in a century. our extreme weather team is on the storm front and abc's ginger zee is out where the storm is about to move in. ginger? >> reporter: diane, this may look like a mountain of snow, but it's not. this is 100,000 tons of salt that i'm standing on. i've got some right here in my hand. it is one of so many tools that millions of americans will use as we prepare for this major winter s
. the u.s. and other world outrageare expressing after north korea conducts its third nuclear test. >> a big night for president obama as he prepares for his state of the union address. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is tuesday, ferber a 12. i am cynne simpson. i am scott thuman. glenn beck to meteorologist jacqui jeras. to meteorologist jeras. is a breezy start. a little breezy especially off to our west where we have some wind advisory. it's 49 degrees at reagan national at this hour with a wind chill of 43. wind out of the northwest at 15 hour.an look at the wind chill factor. in frederick and hagerstown, martinsburg, winchester, looking 30's for the big chill index. it feels like 37 in luray. feels like 48 degrees in culpeper with calm wind. we are expecting a wintry mix tomorrow. we will spell out the details on in another couple minutes. first let's a check on traffic and weather jamee. 29 and route 32, fromractor-trailer 32 ended up on its side. lefthave th
borrowing. that prevents the u.s. and from defaulting on its debts. provisions a house republicans to temporarily withhold lawmakers' pay in either chamber that fails to produce a budget plan. the senate has approved a bill include security at u.s. embassies overseas, following the attacks in benghazi. than $1 billion for funds no longer needed in iraq would then fund that effort. the bill now goes to the house. 5:17. the big question is, how many pancakes and you think you can put away today > >> about 5. i want that many. >> i think that's about 11. let's check in with adam caskey, ihop int the alexandria. pancakes?ad some >> we are going to dig in this morning. day and the pancake day.nal weather person's you get a free short stack at ihop and it's for good cause. it's for charity. tell us about it. toyou have the opportunity leukemia lymphomas find a cure for blood cancer. we're hoping to raise $220,000. they've been raising money over last month and today is the hurrah. >> , tabriz in the past? >> $185,000, last year. working hardbeen $220,000 this year. is the face of your ye
-term construction. the detour is marked. you cannot get past 295 south. back to you. >> thank you. u.s. media computer systems are under attack. >> a popular video game is delayed. rob nelson has more. >> more than just a new dark times. other major u.s. media companies such as the wall street journal say they have been the victims of chinese hackers. it is believed they have ties to the chinese government. apple still dominates the tablets computer market with a big increase in shipments for the fourth quarter. apple's market share is shrinking while samsung shares more than doubled. facebook is offering gift card. retailers participating include target and olive garden and jamba juice. fans of a popular video game service will have to wait longer for the next installment of grand theft auto. it has been pushed back until later this year. they want to polish it. have a great friday. >> from the super bowl, i'm with the washington baltimore ravens. good morning, washington. >> huron county public schools on a two hour delay. washington county public schools in virginia and garrett county two
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